Team, Team, Teams
Although the traditional departments, such as finance, marketing, and production, can accomplish most tasks, at times a company needs a small, specialized work group—a team—to address a specific situation.
Situations best addressed by teams include crises (such as disaster recovery); tasks that demand the expertise of several functions (such as product development); and complex, short-term projects (such as changing the company’s structure). The most common tasks involve engaging in fact-finding, developing recommendations, and implementing a course of action, or some combination of the three.
A fact-finding team conducts research and gathers information—for instance, on the causes of employee turnover. That same team ...